The National Security Council shake-up that sent President Trump’s chief strategist, Steve Bannon, out into the wilderness, is bringing a few new fresh faces into the fold. Among them is Energy Secretary Rick Perry.
The Trump administration’s January reorganization of the NCS Principals Committee, a group of the top council members, removed the Energy Secretary from the group. That was effectively a demotion for the cabinet official in charge of the nation’s nuclear stockpile. The week’s re-reorganization brings the position back onto the committee.
And with that, Perry becomes the first former Dancing With the Stars contestant to be involved in the highest level of national-security policy making. We now go to Perry for his reaction: